As expected, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh qualified for the Super4 and will fight each other to enter the Asia Cup final. As the tournament nears the climax, Super4s guarantees limitless excitement. Also, another blockbuster India vs Pakistan is loading in just a few days. Check out Remaining cricket matches especially don’t miss out the Ind vs Pak asia cup live on YuppTV to catch all the action.
With a win and an abandoned match, Pakistan and India jumped to the first and second spot on the Group A table. There was suspense and drama in Group B till the last game of the group stage. In the most crucial game to decide the top two teams, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan fought rigorously. Sri Lanka’s victory in that close contest eliminated Afghanistan and qualified Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to advance to the later stage. Afghanistan played brilliantly till the end and lost by two runs. While Nepal and Afghanistan are out of the championship, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will battle for the title.
India and Pakistan defeated Nepal to move to the next level. In what was supposed to be a mouth-watering contest between India and Pakistan, rain played the spoilsport and never allowed the second innings to commence. Rain dampened fans’ excitement and forced Pakistan not to come out to chase India’s total. However, another exciting fight between the archrivals awaits on September 10. The anticipation has reached sky-high after the first game between old neighbors got suspended.
Indian batting woes have once again surfaced in the match against Pakistan. The mighty Indian batting top order failed to handle the Pakistan fast bowlers and returned quickly to the pavilion. However, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya rose to the occasion and proved why they must not be taken lightly. India struggled at 66/4 before both batters came to the rescue. The biggest challenge for India in the upcoming game against Pakistan on September 10 will be to focus on attacking fast deliveries.
Pakistan seamers dismantling India’s top order once again demonstrated their bowling prowess. The pace trio Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah ruffled India’s mighty batting. Pakistan pacers shared all 10 Indian wickets amongst themselves. Pakistan boasts one of the most balanced teams in the tournament. While bowlers deliver early breakthroughs, batters are laying a solid foundation. Skipper Babar Azam leads from the front and scored a brilliant century against Nepal. Iftikhar Ahmed also scored a century and appeared in good form. It’s time for Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Rizwan to shine. The two-time champions lost to Sri Lanka in the 2022 Asia Cup and aim to avenge the loss. Pakistan has been going through a tough time in the championship since 2012, and Babar Azam will strive to end the drought and take the tally to three.
Despite losing their series opener to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh bounced back in their next game and won against Afghanistan by a massive margin. This win against Afghanistan has kept them alive in the championship. Centuries from Mehidy Hasan and Shanto guided the team to post a mammoth total on the board. Shanto played heroic knocks in both the games. Bangladesh will expect its batters to continue the momentum in their next matches. Asia Cup has been alluring to the Bangladesh team for quite some time now. The three-time finalists have lost on all three occasions and will look to break the jinx.
The defending champion and six-time title winner Sri Lanka has all eyes on the trophy. If Sri Lanka wins the championship, it will join India in winning maximum titles. Also, Dasun Shanaka becomes the only captain after Dhoni and Azharuddin to win the Asia Cup twice. It will also join India in winning back-to-back titles if they lay hands on the trophy.
Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Schedule
|Match 1||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||September 6||Lahore|
|Match 2||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||September 9||Colombo|
|Match 3||Pakistan vs India||September 10||Colombo|
|Match 4||India vs Sri Lanka||September 12||Colombo|
|Match 5||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||September 14||Colombo|
|Match 6||India vs Bangladesh||September 15||Colombo|
The top two sides from the Super 4 will clash in the Asia Cup 2023 final to lift the trophy on September 17 in Colombo.
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